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Nine former FEC commissioners fiercely criticized both H.R. 1 and S. 1 in a letter to Congressional leaders. The deceptively named “For the People Act” totals nearly 800 pages and would mushroom regulation of all manner of speech about government, elections, and public policy.
It’s undisputed that H.R. 1 and S. 1 would take public money and give it to politicians’ campaigns. However, supporters of the scheme claim ...
Institute for Free Speech Chairman Bradley A. Smith testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration that S. 1 threatens free speech and Americans' privacy.
New Jersey law allows candidates in primary elections for Congress to include a slogan of up to six words next to their name on the ballot. The law, however, prohibits slogans from naming or referring to any other person or any incorporated entity in New Jersey, unless the candidate receives their permission. Candidates have the right to use the rhetoric and language of their choice in their slogans.Read more Cases Get Help